You may have heard of the 'cottage core' trend that has captured many people's imaginations recently. While the concept might portray a slightly idealised view of countryside living, we thought it would be interesting to approach the rural dwelling from an archaeological perspective.

Time Team archaeologist Dani Wootton catches up with buildings expert and gifted illustrator, Dr Richard Parker, to discuss some of the archaeological techniques used to understand the development of a building over time.

Together, Dani and Richard guide us through 500 years of history of a Devon farmhouse, from its origins in the 1500s up to the present day, using Richard's incredible drawings. They discuss how fashions changed in different eras, and how these affected the structure and fabric of a home.

You can watch the original video interview here.

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